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Bingham On Cloud Nine With 147

Stuart Bingham made the ninth maximum break of his career to round off his 4-1 win over Gerard Greene in the first round of the BetVictor Gibraltar Open on Friday.

World number 13 Bingham potted 15 reds with blacks and cleared the colours to thrill fans at the Europa Sports Complex.

Only Ronnie O’Sullivan (15), John Higgins (12) and Stephen Hendry (11) have made more maximums, and in fact Basildon’s Bingham has made six 147s since 2018.

He is now in line for the tournament high break prize of £5,000. It’s the 174th maximum in snooker history and eighth so far this season.

“It’s was great to finish the match off that way,” said Bingham, who has now made six of the last 37 official maximums. “When I’m in the mood I do go for them. Early in the break I knew it was on and I had to go for it. I think I’ve had around 300 maximums in practice. It’s nice to make one for the crowd – a fan came up to me afterwards and said it was the first tournament he had been to and he’s seen a 147.”